Thomas Dolby ‎– The Flat Earth

Parlophone Odeon Series ‎– PCS 2400341
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Dissidents
Lyrics By, Music By – T. Dolby*Music By – K. Armstrong*, M. Seligman*
A2 The Flat Earth
A3 Screen Kiss
B1 White City
B2 Mulu The Rain Forest
Backing Vocals – Bruce Woolley
B3 I Scare Myself
Trombone – Peter ThomsWritten-By – D. Hicks*
B4 Hyperactive!
Mixed By – Alan Douglas (2)Percussion [Tins, Thundersheet] – Matthew SaltSampler [Drum Samples] – Justin HildrethTrombone – Peter Thoms

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Issued on Parlophone Odeon Series labels; die-cut printed inner sleeve with lyrics; some copies have a sticker on the cover stating:
'Includes The Single

Engineered in Brussels and mixed in London.

Side A total time is 17.08.
Side B total time is 20.44.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 099924 003414
  • Other (Printers code): GO 8402 GL
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A. Var. 1): PCS 2400341 A-2U-1*3-
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B, stamped. Var. 1): PCS 2400341 B-1U-1-1- 3C P̶C̶S̶ ̶1̶0̶7̶8̶2̶0̶1̶ ̶B̶-̶1̶U̶-̶1̶-̶1̶-̶ ̶
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A. Var. 2): PCS 2400341 A-1U-1-1- P̶C̶S̶ ̶1̶0̶7̶8̶2̶0̶1̶ ̶A̶-̶1̶U̶-̶1̶-̶1̶-̶ ̶
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B. Var. 2): PCS 2400341 B-1U-1-1- 22 P̶C̶S̶ ̶1̶0̶7̶8̶2̶0̶1̶ ̶B̶-̶1̶U̶-̶1̶-̶1̶-̶ ̶

Other Versions (5 of 46) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
4XT-12309 Thomas Dolby The Flat Earth(Cass, Album, Dol) Capitol Records 4XT-12309 US 1984 Sell This Version
2400341 Thomas Dolby The Flat Earth(LP, Album) Parlophone 2400341 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
4XT-12309, 4XT-512309 Thomas Dolby The Flat Earth(Cass, Album, Club, Dol) Capitol Records, Columbia House 4XT-12309, 4XT-512309 US 1984 Sell This Version
2400341 Thomas Dolby La Tierra Plana(LP, Album) EMI-Odeon S.A.I.C. 2400341 Argentina 1984 Sell This Version
CP35-3118 Thomas Dolby The Flat Earth(CD, Album) EMI CP35-3118 Japan 1984 Sell This Version


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October 1, 2017
'Dissidents' has a quote from Laozi in Russian taken from Tarkovsky's 'Stalker':

- A man is born gentle and weak; at his death he is hard and stiff. All things, including the grass and trees, are soft and pliable in life; dry and brittle in death.


February 9, 2012
I have a copy of the Dutch Vinyl LP 1A0642400341A with the usual inlay sleeve & lyrics however it has a different picture sleeve. The front cover is headed 'ad-vice en de risico's van het vak ' then a large picture of 4 persons climbing mountains and the The Flat Earth Thomas Dolby,the back cover is of 7 men in ski outfits and covered in snow. Does anyone have any information on this.